Doll maker Yuki Atae had just turned 8 when World War II ended in 1945. He remembers spending his childhood being surrounded by people with great resilience, and as an artist he began reproducing models of his old neighborhood using dolls. He is especially fond of reminiscing about local children, who, despite the regular sights of B-29 bombers flying overhead, still dared to play outside and tried to maintain a semblance of normalcy. This exhibition will showcase over 110 dolls that Atae created in homage to those kids; April 6-May 19.
Hiroshima Museum of Art; (082) 223-2530; 3-2 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima; Kamiyacho-higashi Station, Hiroshima Electric Railway. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (except April 6). ¥1,000. www.hiroshima-museum.jp
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